AGOSTINO DI GIOVANNI
(active 1310-1347 in Siena)

Monument to Bishop Guido Tarlati

1327-30
Marble
Duomo, Arezzo

The monument was executed in collaboration with Agnolo di Ventura. It is many-tiered and soaring slab-like up the wall, to be topped by an airy, pedimented barrel vault. The main relief, containing the two halves of a funeral service or procession, and emotional intensity unmatched in the remainder of the tomb. attains a rhythmic unity. It is the fourteenth-century counterpart of Trajan's Column, which in many ways it much resembles.